With NRE's and production costs being high for hardware designs, it makes sense to use ready-made designs with minimal changes for product designs. Embien's eStorm platforms are designed with reducing deployment costs for the customers. Some of the main advantages of eStorm platforms that make them stand apart are
The standard eStorm platform is itself a complete design. The platform can be used as it is for a wide range of applications. And adding new hardware features is made easy by modularity offered by the expansion connector. New add-on cards can be designed easily saving a lot of engineering cost.
Adding software features is even easier. All the peripherals of the eStorm devices have functionalities built up right from the lower level to the application level. All that has to be done is to choose from the wide range of options and compile them together.
Please find here how Embien helped a customer to realize a quick prototype with the eStorm-C1 platform.
Currently two devices are available in the eStorm series - eStorm-L1 based on Freescale Kinetis KL25 processor for low end applications and eStorm-C1 based on LPC1768/LPC1769 for high end applications - providing options for customer to choose according to their requirements. More platforms are in the offing to give further freedom for the users.
Generally updating devices deployed in field is a time consuming and costly process. eStorm platforms are designed to support Over The Air upgrade. Internet connectivity is sufficient to update the device with new application/firmware.
Code Protection is supported to safeguard devices against attacks/hacking. Thus the IP of the customer is protected.
Embien offers its full service support for the eStorm Devices. Queries will be answered within 24 hours.